Three tourists killed, 6 injured in accident near Rohtang Pass in Himachal

Manali: Three tourists died and another 6 were injured in a road accident, when the maxi carrier Travera lost control at Rahllafall and went off road and rolled down about 200 feet into the valley.

Police say that there were two families traveling in the vehicle that was headed early to the snow capped Rohtang Pass, when the accident occurred. The accident is reported to have taken place at about 6.30 a.m.

The accidents victims have been identified to be from Khandwa town of Madhya Pradesh.

The dead have been identified as Rehan (5), his father Mohammed Asif (26) and Sikander (26).

The injured have been admitted to hospital in Manali.

Photos by Jaswant

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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  1. says: lkkapoor

    My condolences to the breaved families but an appeal to law enforcing agencies in the state and especially Manali- Rohtang route that driving speed be checked at least after every 5kms. I have at this weekend saw the drivers driving to Rohtang and back. God bless them. The driver from plain is especilly horrible and should be educated at every entry point to this hilly state for safe journey.

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